Your home is your comfort zone, and it's the one place you should feel relaxed and comfortable after a long day at work. Do you ever get the feeling that coming home doesn't make things better though? One of the reasons could be because your home's furniture arrangement and interior design are working against you.
In eastern cultures, this is known as Feng Shui, but there's also another theory that could explain this. It's called neuro-architecture, according to the International Society of Biourbanism.
The concept behind neuro-architecture defines how a design affects the way the brain and nervous system responds. For instance, the lights in your bedroom may influence your sleep patterns, so switching to a better design to create a conducive sleep environment should help.
"The neuro-architectural process informs design by correlating specific measures of the built environment (input) with quantified measures of the brain's and body's responses (neural, physiological and psychological responses), as well as sociological, behavioral and economic outcomes (output). This process gives weight to scientific methods of research, linking input, response and output, and allowing for statistical and critical evaluation of design outcomes," according to World Health Design.
Neuro-architecture is applied to hospitals and rehabilitation centers to aid in recovery. Certain workplace and hotel and restaurants also make use of neuro-architecture to improve work conditions, productivity or customer satisfaction.
To explain the concept better, Wimdu, a Europe-based vacation home rental company came up with an infographic to define neuro-architecture. See it below.